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The Jesuit Refugee Service in the UK has welcomed the announcement that a cross-party panel of parliamentarians will hold an inquiry into the use of immigration detention. The announcement comes days after the statement by UNHCR that there should be the new global strategy aimed at helping countries move away from the detention of asylum seekers, refugees and stateless people worldwide.“We in the Jesuit Refugee Service have long argued that there are alternatives to detention,” says...
Position:         EFL CSLT on-site FacilitatorProject:           JC:HEM DjabalLocation:        Goz Beida, Chad       Reports to:     Project Director—JRS Goz BeidaStarting date: September 2014Contract duration:  1 yearThe Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an international Catholic non-governmental organisation...
Andrea Lari, International Development Officer for JRS, will give a presentation on JRS’ work in Syria and answer questions on the situation there. This event will take place in the Farm St Church Parish Hall.  A collection will be taken for the work of JRS. From the JRS international website: Beirut, 23 June 2014 – How can a country educate every child when its population has expanded by 25% in less than four years? To address the needs of Syrian refugee...
A New Photography ExhibitionShowcasing work produced and curated by a group from Jesuit Refugee Service UK working with Fotosynthesis"I would like people to come and see my pictures and the parts of London that they have never seen before"Over a period of 12 weeks, a group of nine participants from different countries with diverse ways of seeing their lives have come together to learn new photography skills and to share their perspectives. Their insights and personal experiences shape...
Choosing images for the upcoming JRS photography exhibition
Now in its 16th year, Refugee Week continues to provide a platform where positive images of refugees can be promoted in order to create a culture of welcome throughout the UK. Many of those images have been produced by refugees themselves through a photographic project organised by the Jesuit Refugee Service.Nine would-be photographers from JRS-UK took part in a training course and produced an exhibition of photos which was displayed at the Lumen Gallery in London this summer. It will be...
A new photography exhibition showcasing work produced and curated by a group from Jesuit Refugee Service UK is due to open on 26 June in central London.Come and see…Refugee Voices is being presented in association with Fotosynthesis. Over a period of 12 weeks, a group of nine individuals from different countries with diverse ways of seeing their lives came together to learn new photography skills and to share their perspectives. Their insights and personal experiences shape this...
The work of the Jesuit Refugee Service in Syria has been recognised with the 2014 Pax Christi International Peace Award. Since 2011, JRS Syria has concentrated on helping vulnerable people who have remained in the country, despite the violence that surrounds them. The award was made at the weekend at the Sarajevo Peace Event 2014.JRS Syria was recognised by Pax Christi in particular for its interfaith work. The agency provides support to anyone in need, with a team made up of people...
The Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service in Afghanistan has been abducted, JRS International has confirmed. Fr Alexis Prem Kumar SJ was taken by a group of unidentified men in the western part of the country on Monday afternoon, 2 June 2014.Fr Peter Balleis SJ, the Director of JRS International, says they are deeply shocked by Fr Prem’s abduction. “We are in contact with all the relevant authorities and doing everything possible to ensure his safe and speedy return,” he says...
The Jesuits in Britain warmly congratulate Alistair Dutton on his appointment as the Director of SCIAF, the Scottish overseas aid agency. Alistair entered the humanitarian aid and development sector when undertaking an ‘Experiment’ as a Jesuit novice.A chartered engineer, Alistair studied physics at the University of Durham, and philosophy, politics and economics at the University of Oxford. He spent five years as Humanitarian Director for Caritas Internationalis, and more recently...
A community in Malawi, which is supported by the Jesuit Refugee Service, is aiming to plant 6,000 fruit trees – starting in a refugee camp. Dzaleka refugee camp was established 20 years ago on land owned by the Malawian government. Leah Marais of JRS describes it as “a refugee camp where people feel they can't stay permanently, can't go back where they came from and don't see the future … it is easy to give up and lose hope.”  On average, a refugee...

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